Criterion Collection · Drama · Silent Film · United States

#531 The Docks of New York (1928)

#531 The Docks of New York 1928 // USA // Josef von Sternberg   Criterion Collection (LINK) Despite Josef von Sternberg’s last silent entry The Case of Lena Smith was unfortunately lost, we could still observe a great deal of artistry and a summation of his all former silent works in The Docks of New York, his the last surviving silent film.… Continue reading #531 The Docks of New York (1928)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Silent Film · United States

#530 The Last Command (1928)

#530 The Last Command 1928 // USA // Josef von Sternberg Criterion Collection (LINK) Emil Jannings, a Swiss-born German actor, earned the first ever Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929 with his performance in Josef von Sternberg directed silent film The Last Command. Long before working in Hollywood, “The Magic Empire of The Twentieth Century! The Mecca of the World!”… Continue reading #530 The Last Command (1928)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · Silent Film · United States

#529 Underworld (1927)

#529 Underworld 1927 // USA // Josef von Sternberg Criterion Collection (LINK) The 1927 silent film Underworld was the first break-out hit from the Austria-born American film director Josef von Sternberg, who was more widely known for the seven sound-film collaborations with Marlene Dietrich in the 30s, in which Sternberg adopted a more sophisticated and stylistic aestheticism unfortunately overshadowed his early achievement in silent features. Underworld, a… Continue reading #529 Underworld (1927)